Bonterra Organically Grown Viognier 2007
Viognier from North Coast, California
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Once again in this exceptional vintage Bonterra has layered sister White Rhone varietals Marsanne and Roussanne to the blend, adding a dimension of complexity. Marsanne provides a rich texture and green apple flavor, while
Roussanne contributes pear and haunting floral notes.
As you begin to drink, powerful aromas of freshly sliced harvest peach, hints of honeysuckle and an exotic note of jasmine dominate. Peaches and cream remain a sensory signature of this wine. Complex fruit flavors of apricot and peach are overlaid with notes of oak vanilla. Balance and elegance will
become the watchword for this vintage. The wine is crisp, yet creamy, a grand alternative to everyday whites.
"Clean and bright in crisp, steely acidity, this delightful white wine has complex, exotic flavors of tropical fruits, wildflowers, vanilla and spices. It’s great by itself and with savory appetizers. — Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast "
love this wine, I am not a huge fan of whites, but this one grabs my attention. I like the buzz of tiny bubbles on my tongue, heavy on the apple and slightly dry.
Nose: Bright, Crisp, Creamy, maybe even buttery with a good amount of acidity and a very floral bouquet. Pallet : Fruity but not overwhelmingly fruity. Hints of peach and pear, citrus, bright summer fruits, forward crisp green apple, very subtle spice. Great mix of flavors. For me the crisp green apple is really the predominant flavor followed by the others. The forward apple flavor reminds me of Bulmers Irish cider dry yet not to dry. Being my first bottle of wine ever, I was not expecting it to be such a pleasant experience.
The Merlot isn't listed on this site! So we'll review the Merlot 2007 under this wine. Color: Deep red, Purple hues, Alizarin crimson! -- Aroma: Cedar, sugary rhubarb pie, figs, dates -- Mouthfeel: thin weight, dry on the tongue, satin -- Taste: Chocolate covered cherries, black current, raisins, blackberry -- Finish: low in tannins, the bitterness stays to the very back of the tongue
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Bonterra wines are a natural expression of the unique climate and soil of the Mendocino coast. The name Bonterra means good earth. All of their wines are nurtured from organically grown grapes. Bonterra relishes the re-discovery of age-old traditions of viticulture, working in harmony with Nature, to create wines with pure, concentrated flavors.
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Beyond Napa and Sonoma in the north you find a couple of other counties producing great wine. Among these are Mendocino and Lake County. The northernmost California winegrowing regions, these two counties are right above Napa and Sonoma, geographically. Yet, wine-wise they are very different - both from their southern neighbors and from each other.
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Viognier(vee-ohn-YAY) Viognier is best known for producing the rich, aromatic white wines of the Northern Rhone. Once a pricey commodity of the area, it's now much easier to find and drink. The perfumed grape creates wines of distinct aromas and flavors. Lower in acid and even lower yielding, Viognier kept to itself in Southern France until some traveling winemakers took hold of...
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